Sadie Ervin

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Sarah Anne Bayliss "Sadie" Ervin passed over to the glorious eternal promised life with her Lord & Savior Jesus Christ on April 26, 2013. A true southern gal, Sadie was born an only child on February 12, 1937, in Ruleville, Mississippi. Her mother, Katherine Temple Bayliss "Kay Kay" was a successful insurance agent. Her father, Curtis Bayliss, was a pharmacist. Both parents preceded her in death, her father dying when she was a just a young girl. She attended Ruleville High School, graduating in 1955. She received her Bachelor of Arts from University of Mississippi, "Ole Miss", in 1959, where she was a proud member of Phi Mu Sorority. She married Raiford Hugh Ervin on January 9, 1960. After living in Jackson and Natchez, Mississippi, where her first two children were born, the young couple moved to Chillan, Chile, where her third child was born. While there she taught English in the local school. After a few years in Chile, where Hugh worked in the oil exploration business, the family moved to Lafayette, Louisiana in 1965. During this time Sadie worked as a court reporter. After a short assignment in Houston, Texas, overseas opportunities continued to allure this dynamic family, who next ventured to Singapore, from 1968 to 1972, one of the most exciting periods of their lives. There, Sadie enjoyed a glamorous social life and met many of her lifelong friends, including Nancy Killom, to whom we are so very grateful. The Ervins returned to Houston and purchased a home on Bramblewood Street, which was a dream environment for raising children. Sadie relished her role as a mother and wife, supporting Hugh throughout his career as a Geophysicist. During that time Sadie worked as a realtor and earned her brokers license and made many friends in the realty community. She also loved to play bridge and was a Bridge Director. Finally they retired to a waterfront home in Walden, on Lake Conroe, where they lived from 1987 to 2011. While there she volunteered for many years at the Montgomery Library and served as an Elections Officer. Family and friends flocked to spend weekends at the lake house and to eat Sadie's exceptional southern cooking and to enjoy her warm hospitality. A close-knit group of neighbors routinely gathered on their back decks for hours of stories and laughter, with Sadie doing much of the talking. She was also a marvelous gardener and grew rosebushes and Irises, participated in water aerobics, a gourmet club, and was an avid reader. She is survived by her devoted husband of 53 years, Raiford Hugh Ervin; her son Curtis Jay Ervin and his wife Angie Ervin; her daughter, Wendi Rai Ervin and granddaughter Raina Michelle Powers; her daughter, Coral Kay Perroni and her husband David Perroni and grandchildren Sophia and Jake Perroni; and her Mother-in-law Inez Ervin. Sadie was smart, vibrant, and funny with a dry wit. She was colorful and vivacious with a unique personal style. Her family and friends loved her dearly and she will never be forgotten. We are comforted by the knowledge that her dreams were fulfilled. As per her wishes, there will be no funeral service. Instead she requested that there be a celebration of her life where friends and family can gather to recall and share their many fond memories. Details of this Celebration of Life Party will be forthcoming. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Charles B. Stewart West Branch Library, 202 Bessie Price Owen Dr., Montgomery, Texas 77356.

Published on from Apr. 26 to May 9, 2013